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Old 06-18-2015, 06:49 PM   #1
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I noticed a beeping sound from my pup figured it was a low/dead battery. Plugged in the trickle charger and it's been plugged in for 3 days now. I unplugged the charger to move the pup and the beeping started right up again but the electric jack works. Should I plug the main power cord in for a couple days instead of the trickle charger? I'll be installing a disconnect switch next week. Or should I disconnect now and place battery on a normal charger.

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Old 06-18-2015, 06:52 PM   #2
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Did you check the smoke alarm?

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Old 06-18-2015, 06:58 PM   #3
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Propane /Co alarm will beep if voltage is low. Smoke alarm will also do that, but as it has it's own battery it will not stop when you plug it in. Check battery voltage. Trickle chargers at about 1A may not charge a weak battery if the parasitic loads ( propane alarm, TV ant amp etc) are not disconnected. Also check to see that you have not accidentally pulled the break away switch cable)

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Old 06-18-2015, 07:08 PM   #4
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Old 06-18-2015, 09:29 PM   #5
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I'll double up on the propane/co alarm, near the floor. When it loses power and power is applied again it will beep and beep and beep.
Whenever I insert the fuse into my power circuit before heading out, about 20 seconds later the beeping starts, so I have to reach in through the door and hit the cancel button to turn it off.
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Old 06-20-2015, 07:13 PM   #6
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I installed a disconnect switch and turn it off when home. Then a few days before heading out sometimes I plug the camper in and turn battery on to charge. Some converters have a 3 way charge for different levels when needed

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